Owings Mills man is killed while trimming tree

August 14, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A man was killed yesterday in Owings Mills when the limb of a large tree he was trimming with a chain saw struck him in the upper body and pinned him against another limb, Baltimore County police said.

Raymond Mark Harbaugh, 33, of the 6600 block of Fairmount Ave. in the Brighton section near Reisterstown Road Plaza was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Police said Harbaugh was about 35 feet off the ground in the 3300 block of Carroll Ave. near Garrison Forest Road, trimming a tree with another man when the accident occurred about 3: 20 p.m.

Harry S. Harbaugh Jr., also of the 6600 block of Fairmount Ave. said his brother, who was self-employed, used all the required safety equipment but was not a licensed landscaper or tree trimmer.

Pub Date: 8/14/96

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